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Engine cases

#1 PostAuthor: Grimreaper » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:17 pm

Hi folks, does anyone have engine case's lying about I could have cheap as mine are very damaged on the bike I just bought. Cheers Mike

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Re: Engine cases

#2 PostAuthor: Grimreaper » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:43 pm

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Re: Engine cases

#3 PostAuthor: 8 Valve Mark » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:48 pm

those will polish up ok. speak to mikey.

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Re: Engine cases

#4 PostAuthor: steve » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:52 pm

Grim,
If you do manage to buy some cheaply, I'd suggest they would probably need more work to get them looking good than the ones you already have. With some time and patience, start by using a file to remove the deeper dings, followed by progressive grades of wet and dry paper, eventually finishing with 1200 grade, then using Solvol or similar...you'll be amazed how much they can be improved.

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Re: Engine cases

#5 PostAuthor: Grimreaper » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:14 pm

Thanks folks, who's Mikey ?

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Re: Engine cases

#6 PostAuthor: paul doran » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:39 pm

Mike Knowlson
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#7 PostAuthor: deka » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:56 pm

look what he did with the brake plate (shameless plug) in the for sale section and the lower part of that is rippled if you look on your own.. again top fella and as the guys above say you wont get ones in as nice condition as you already have
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Re: Engine cases

#8 PostAuthor: Philippe » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:59 pm

Hi Grim
the alloy cases on your bike can surely be polished up! As Steve says, use abrasive paper, start with coarse (grain 120) continue with middle (grain 320) and end up with fine (600 or more) . Afterwards you can polish them and they'll be like new.
Take a look at the cases of the Z1B I've restored ( Projects, Z1B restoration) The cases that were on that engine were terrible. With a lot of patience, the correct tools and a lot of elbow grease they became shiny. If I can do that, you can do it too! Go for it, give it a try, after all what do you have to loose?
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Re: Engine cases

#9 PostAuthor: Garry.L » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:08 pm

As said above.

The cases below were not as scratched but had lots of pitting in places, the same principle applies though, ie Progressive grades of Wet & Dry then get rubbing with the polish.....

Before...

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During (after Wet & Dry)...

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After a bit of a polish....

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Re: Engine cases

#10 PostAuthor: deka » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:47 pm

Did this ti mine with deep scratches
Before
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And after... still waiting for a nice buff
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Re: Engine cases

#11 PostAuthor: needaz1100r » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:17 pm

deka wrote:Did this ti mine with deep scratches
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And after... still waiting for a nice buff
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....and a month later, after asking for cheap cases that may be better, even though cheap, than the perfectly serviceable items in the original post, only 10 posts ever made, not even a thank you for the pointers of help!!!
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Re: Engine cases

#12 PostAuthor: Savage » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:14 am

Garry.L wrote:As said above.

The cases below were not as scratched but had lots of pitting in places, the same principle applies though, ie Progressive grades of Wet & Dry then get rubbing with the polish.....


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Re: Engine cases

#13 PostAuthor: Gonzo » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:49 pm

needaz1100r wrote:
....and a month later, after asking for cheap cases that may be better, even though cheap, than the perfectly serviceable items in the original post, only 10 posts ever made, not even a thank you for the pointers of help!!!


Careful, he is the Grim Reaper after all!

Anywho, for the lazy there is always this... http://www.z-power.co.uk/points-cover-dohc-z1-z1000
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Re: Engine cases

#14 PostAuthor: needaz1100r » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:30 pm

Gonzo wrote:
needaz1100r wrote:
....and a month later, after asking for cheap cases that may be better, even though cheap, than the perfectly serviceable items in the original post, only 10 posts ever made, not even a thank you for the pointers of help!!!


Careful, he is the Grim Reaper after all!

Anywho, for the lazy there is always this... http://www.z-power.co.uk/points-cover-dohc-z1-z1000


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Re: Engine cases

#15 PostAuthor: KWACKERZ1 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:01 am

He’s obviously buggered off :lol:
another example of people jumping on the site hoping for cheap bits!


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